RobBestwick (883) - Calgary, Alberta, - JAN 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample. Floral and highly hopped aroma. Pours with a bronze hue and average sized white head. Highly hopped, spicey flavour with some citrus and biscuity notes. Medium palate with a bitter finish. Nice.
Grumbo (2294) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a now unrecalled source. Poured pale gold with a small bubbly white head. Light aroma of fruit, caramel and malt. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness. Light to medium body, average to soft carbonation.
ianwelby (1274) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There’s not much memorable about this one, good or bad. It’s distinctly average.
ralphdot (1070) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.2%, gold colour with a thin head, fruit and hops aroma, malty, slightly hoppy, bitter taste, quite good
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale Gold. Barely any aroma, slighty fruity and a bit of pear drop. Sweet, fruity, buttery, zero hopping. A mess really.
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light copper colour. aromas of apples, citrus and malts. Taste is light with distinctive hops in the background. very light pale ale unfortunately.
hawthorne00 (3748) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, small beige head. A little remaining carbonation. Smells of honeyed orchard fruits and hard spices. Moderately sweet with some biscuits and some sticky caramel. Gentle but lingering bitterness. For a bottled bitter this is fine.
Stew41 (1966) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite the surprise packet. Lots of subtle complexity right through the nose and palate; minerals and gypsium, peppery woody hops, and a band of smokey fruits right in the back palate. Very subtle but I like the way it doesn’t try to force the issue.
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, Waitrose Abergavenny. Clear golden yellow, mid-sized head. Malty with some fruity flavours (apples and pears). Lingering hoppy finish.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay head gold coloured ale ample carbonation.Aroma fruity woody hoppy vinous.Flavour apples pears tart and strong woodyness,love these ales,hops have a rich taste,cumquart like taste lemon,finish fruity mix,bitter woody touch.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, pours deep gold with a thin white head. Aroma is floral hop and light hay. Light malty flavors end with a light bitterness. Easy drinker, but kind of boring.